What To Know Before Backpacking The Wonderland Trail

The Wonderland Trail is a 93 mile trail that circumnavigates the base of Mt. Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park. The loop climbs over 25,000ft of elevation throughout the trail and varies between groups on how long it takes to complete (usually between 6 and 10 days). The trail is rated as difficult and is only recommended for experienced backpackers and hikers. Here is what you should know...

Complete Guide To Yosemite National Park

As a regular member of the Top 5 Most Visited National Parks in America, Yosemite National Park is the busiest National Park within California and one of the most iconic Parks out there. Yearly, this park brings in over 4.5 million visitors to explore it's incredible landscape. It became Americas third National Park in 1890 after John Muir helped advocate for its protection. Known for its...

Complete Guide To Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most popular parks in California. Whether you are going there for the 10th time, or your 1st- there is always something new to explore and discover. Here are some of my top tips for hiking, backpacking and exploring this National Park!   Location: Southeastern California Getting There: Joshua Tree National Park is located about 2.5 hours from Los...

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park Location: Southeastern California Getting there: Death Valley is a little over 4 hours from Los Angeles, and 2 hours from Las Vegas. The is nestled between the border of Nevada and Sequoia National Forest. The closer you get to the park, the less services are available so plan accordingly. If you need supplies, gas or groceries, the towns of Ridgecrest or Inyokern...

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park Location: Southwestern Utah Getting there: Bryce Canyon is just about 4 1/2 hours from Moab, where Canyonlands and Arches are and just over an hour from Zion National Park. The closest town of Bryce has tons of overnight accommodations and is fairly involved in the magic of Bryce Canyon. Though we did not spend very much time in the town itself, it is extremely close...